9/30/09

R.I.P. - Brooklyn Dodger - OF - Don Thompson

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Don Thompson played baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers with Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider and Gil Hodges.

He roamed the outfield of Ebbets Field, a magical place in the 1950s. He threw out Billy Martin of the Yankees at the plate to end Game 3 of the 1953 World Series.


Outside baseball Thompson was known as a real estate agent and one of the founders of

Preferred Properties. Friends also said he played a good game of handball and enjoyed cooking.

Thompson, who lived in Asheville, died Monday at Mission Hospital's Memorial Campus following a long illness. He was 85.

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